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Windows 7: Low CPU usage, but slow computer

18 Oct 2015   #1
SHRIMPLOIN

Windows 7 Home Permium 64bit
 
 
Low CPU usage, but slow computer

Hi, I'm new to the forums, and I was wondering why my computer is so slow. It's usually running very fast. I have 16GB of ram on a 64bit windows 7 computer. My computer usually runs fine, but starting two days ago, when I get on to my computer the CPU usage is less than 10%, but it's extra slow and it freezes. I don't know how to fix this. I don't think it's malware, because I ran two different malware checks on my computer and nothing came up. If you need any more information about my computer, then ask me. Also my computer runs perfectly on safe mode (which is what I'm using now).

Thanks,
SHRIMPLOIN


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18 Oct 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Try doing a clean startup to eliminate the possibility that one or more of your startup programs is causing the problem:

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

If it solves the problem, then we can work at putting the individual items back until the problem resurfaces.

If it does not, try a system restore to a point before this started happening. Here's how:

System Restore

What malware scanning programs did you use?

Also, please fill out your systems specs more completely. The more information we have, the better we can help you.

And welcome to Sevenforums.
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18 Oct 2015   #3
SHRIMPLOIN

Windows 7 Home Permium 64bit
 
 

Hi, again. I tried a system restore within a day of the problem, and it didn't work. The virus scans I used were Norton and Malwarebytes. What specific system specs did you want? Thanks, for the quick, polite response!

Thanks,
SHRIMPLOIN
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18 Oct 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Look at Mellon Head system specs. That will give you a idea.
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18 Oct 2015   #5
SHRIMPLOIN

Windows 7 Home Permium 64bit
 
 

Hi, again! The clean start seemed to work when I started my computer initially, but like it usually does, the CPU usage goes down after a couple seconds. Even if I don't run a program.
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18 Oct 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

CPU usage and ram usage should go down if you are not doing anything on your computer.

From post #5

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the CPU usage goes down after a couple seconds. Even if I don't run a program.
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18 Oct 2015   #7
SHRIMPLOIN

Windows 7 Home Permium 64bit
 
 

I know that the CPU usage and RAM usage go down when they are not used, therefore making the computer faster, but for some reason the RAM stays the same, and when the CPU goes under 15% it starts freezing and getting really slow. Also, thank you for clearing up what computer specs I should list. I'll get to that.

Thanks,
SHRIMPLOIN
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